There are times when you will only have limited access to e-mail, and unable to respond as quickly as you normaly would. If you are in a meeting, out of town, on vacation, etc. You can use the 'Automatic Replies' feature in Outlook to create a detailed message that will be sent to anyone who sends you an e-mail message. This process is shown using Outlook 201, but works the same in Outlook 2013.
If you are trying to set up an appointment with another individual, you can e-mail them a copy of your schedule by using Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Excel. In Outlook 2003 you have to export a portion of your calendar to an Excel spreadsheet, edit the spreadsheet, and then attach the spreadsheet to an e-mail message. This is a three part video series. In this video (part two) you will see how to edit the Excel spreadsheet to prepare to send it via e-mail.
You can change the way the mini-calendar displays in your 'To-Do' bar to make it easier for you to view. There is not a 'To-Do' Bar in Outlook 2003, but you can change how the mini-calendar displays in your calendar folder.
You can change the way the mini-calendar displays in your 'To-Do' bar to make it easier for you to view.